Simple is best. This app allows books in epub format to be seen in a dyslexia friendly way. It doesn’t have a lot of features but what it does is keep it simple for the user to use. Backgrounds to the text are highlighted a line at a time for ease of use for the dyslexic user as well as pupils with tracking problems. Text can be enlarged to suit users with visual impairments. There is an on-board dictionary that speaks out the meaning of words. Text can’t be read back as this feature detracts form the reading that the student can do and keeping it simple was the main point of the software. There is a demo version for free which only has the ability for you to learn the main features of handy book. To add books to the library there is a “bookshelf” option and for £4.95 from the Play Store you can download the app yourself and add books to it. There isn’t a iOS version or PC version .
It has been evaluated independently and you can read this from their website :-
For use as a kindle-type ereader it would be useful for schools to purchase a few cheap android tablets and have these as an additional tool for access to literacy for dyslexia readers. It does one job really well in my opinion.